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In the event of war between Russia and NATO special importance will have Suvalki corridor that is “particularly vulnerable and important moment”, says We Are The Mighty.
The American edition Patriotic notes that the capture of this territory by the Russian military will cut off Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania from the rest of Europe, and missile complexes “Iskander”, placed in the Kaliningrad region would allow Russia to cover Suvalki corridor.
“Kaliningrad is a Russian enclave bordering the Baltic sea and Belarus, a historical ally of Russia. Russia can easily concentrate troops on both sides in order to make a mad break through the line, and it can do this quickly, without giving special notice,” writes We Are The Mighty.
Suvalki corridor is a land line with a length of about one hundred kilometers of the border between Poland and Lithuania, which would connect the Kaliningrad oblast and Belarus.
In December, military expert Vladislav Shurigin suggested that the deployment of American missiles short and medium range, which can follow a possible U.S. withdrawal from the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate range (the INF Treaty), as well as the deployment of us bases in Poland and other Eastern European countries, turning these areas into a military base and puts the inhabitants of these countries are under the scope.
In November, the head of the Second fleet of the USA Vice-Admiral Andrew Lewis stated that NATO has the capacity to suppress Russia in the Crimea and in Kaliningrad region.
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